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Ratings and Reviews
Disconnected shut down my app no communication
I had a hard time understanding why a class C one person because I gave a one star rating they shut me down and it took almost a week to get back on line with Insticart so that’s a problem… I was stuck on the Wednesday schedule no early access because of it...and it took me another week to gain access for that. So if you want somebody to hang on this is not the right way to do it… otherwise historically it’s been OK I’m not happy about this week I’ve gotten five orders and I’ve traveled far more distances than anyone should....Please help me understand with an almost perfect record (That which is not my fault I never refuse any job ...they were taken from me in the last second) that I am somehow not getting an order in a day and being asked to leave because there’s too many other people... i’ve gotten five orders in three days one with no tip... maybe I should be advised when I should work and when I shouldn’t work I mean if you value your assets that would be me… You should learn to overcome these problems they are issues to me.... why doesn’t anyone want to call me and let me know or someone I can talk to regarding issues that are critical to keeping people motivated and working for you... not only that but keeping Insticart a viable company.
Great Side Gig
This platform is great for people looking for a flexible side hustle. As a student, this is a perfect job, as setting my own hours and being able to freely adjust them when needed. Although the pay structure is by delivery, meaning that it tends to either be feast or famine, the fact is that, if you work efficiently, you can make a decent amount of money on a slow day, with upwards of roughly 20-25 per hour on good days. What this app lacks in consistency it makes up for in flexibility. Beyond pay and hours, this service puts less miles on your car, with most of your time spent shopping instead of driving. Customer service is readily available and quote helpful, which is a definite plus. Also, shoppers keep 100 percent of all tips, and let me tell you, people tip WELL on this app. My tips account for nearly half of my earnings. On top of all that, the instacart customer base is friendly and understanding, even when you have to replace or refund certain items. I wouldn’t really recommend working full time on instacart, since pay can be inconsistent, but it is a quality side gig that will help bring in some good money.
The app is functional, yes but there are a lot of issues. The catalog isn't updated, there's been a persistent water issue affecting payment amounts for months requiring shoppers to call in during a shop (decreasing their speed at times) in order to get proper payment. The aisles aren't usually right, and for a company that boasts 'transparency' there are a lot of confusing elements. I also believe IC should have a 'business' delivery for individuals with larger trucks & charge businesses a delivery fee as currently shoppers will get 40 cases of water, 40 gallons of milk etc to a buisness that's using the service just because it's cheaper than using a commercial service, forcing us "independent contractors" to either take the order or risk losing access to jobs due to "unacknowledgement" which often times is batches not being accepted due to low pay. We're frequently offered orders that equal out to pennies per hour after considering gas to the store & customer, not even considering the time it takes. I know all of these issues aren't on the app devs, but some things would be nice to be forwarded as whenever I chat to shopper happiness it seems like I'm speaking into a void.
- Maplebear Inc
- 193.2 MB
Requires iOS 11.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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